Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked said on Monday that she has found “true peace” during her current visit to the United Arab Emirates.
“Today, I experienced true peace. The government went out of its way to clarify that a true partnership has been forged between the countries. I view it as very important to strengthen the strategic relationship between Israel and the UAE,” Shaked was quoted as saying by The Times of Israel.
In a tweet from Abu Dhabi, she said that “they have received us with great warmth and love.”
Shaked met her Emirati counterpart Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan and heard about local projects on smart cities, digitization and urban safety.
She said that she offered to promote courses for Israeli Muslim religious leaders in the UAE on religious moderation, tolerance and battling violence, amid a wave of violent crime in Israel’s Arab community.
The minister visited Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the adjacent Wahat AlKarama war memorial for Emiratis killed in the line of duty.
Tomorrow she is scheduled to go to Dubai to see the Israeli pavilion at the Expo 2020 event.
Updated Monday, October 4, 2021 at 1:44 pm .